PJSC Severstal will support the 15th anniversary Golden Mask in Latvia festival, which will be held in Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja from October 7 to 22, 2021
Three ballet and three dramatic performances, a performance for children, as well as film screenings, master classes, discussions and creative meetings. The Latvian public will have the opportunity to see the main hit of the Moscow season 2020-2021 - the play of the Theater of Nations "Gorbachev" staged by Alvis Hermanis with the participation of Yevgeny Mironov and Chulpan Khamatova. Ksenia Rappoport, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Igor Gordin, Vitaly Kishchenko, Veniamin Smekhov and others will be seen on the festival stages from other famous artists 2006 year. There was a place for ballet classics (Don Quixote of the St. Petersburg theater ballet named after Leonid Yakobson), modern choreography (Dance Floor of the Ballet Moscow theater), and talented reading of canonical texts (Dead Souls of the Lesosibirsk theater "Poisk") , and modern drama ("Iranian Conference" and "Gorbachev" of the Theater of Nations), and theater for children ("Tsatsiki goes to school" of the St. Petersburg theater "Saturday"). Each of the performances was awarded by experts of the Russian National Theater Prize and selected by the expert council of the “Golden Mask in Latvia”.
“Tours of this scale are now invaluable. The pandemic made adjustments: the festival was postponed from the fall of 2020, but it completely preserved the anniversary poster and even expanded it. Finally, Latvian audiences will remember what a rich theatrical life is. And only the support of partners makes it possible to hold such a large-scale cultural event in our difficult days. It was important for us once again to support the festival in Latvia, as well as the holding of the Golden Mask in other areas of our company's presence: in Cherepovets, Petrozavodsk and Kostomuksha, "commented Natalia Poppel, Advisor to the CEO of Severstal for sustainable development.
The festival was also supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia and Latvia, the State Cultural Capital Fund, the city authorities of Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja and Rietumu Bak.